On June 24, 2022 at approximately 7:30 pm YCSO Deputies, Mayer Fire, DPS Ranger, YCSO Search and Rescue and Back Country Unit Swiftwater volunteers responded to assist with multiple rescues on the Agua Fria River in Mayer. A group of recreational all-terrain vehicle riders found themselves swept away by more than a fun evening. Following a flash flood in the area, one couple rolled their side-by-side and became stuck in a high point of the river. Quick acting YCSO deputies were able to coordinate the rescues without needing to deploy the Back County Swiftwater volunteers.
Another male and his ATV washed away by waters managed to self-rescue and make his way back up the river. An additional male in the group went missing after the sudden rains came through. The stranded couple and missing man were eventually located and rescued by the team of first responders and volunteers and flown to a landing zone set up at Mayer High School.